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Giles County Chamber of Commerce (Western Hotel)

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Western Hotel
1827; c. 1885 expanded; 1994 rehabilitated, Architectural Alternatives. 105 S. Main St.

Opposite the courthouse, this two-story, six-bay Federal building originally included a tavern, lodging rooms, and the residence of proprietor Guy B. French. Constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond, the building has molded brick cornices and a finely carved walnut entrance with a fanlight. Circa 1885 the building's roofline was changed from gable to mansard and a dormer added to increase the number of rooms. The ground floor was altered in the 1920s to accommodate two store-fronts. In 1994 the building was rehabilitated for occupation by the Chamber of Commerce.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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